NC3Rs workshop on microsampling
Register for our one-day workshop on using microsampling to refine blood sampling procedures in industry and academia
Guidance on social housing during telemetry studies
NC3Rs working group publishes findings to improve the welfare of laboratory animals.
Strategic grant awarded for 2016 call
Professor Alex Thiele to refine the design of cranial implants used in studies on macaques
The 3Rs on World Asthma Day
In the second of our new series of monthly blog posts written by our Chief Executive, we celebrate World Asthma Day
Reducing animal use in biosimilar development
New report led by the NC3Rs recommends waiving in vivo studies.
The NC3Rs supports the Pint of Science festival
Researchers will be presenting their NC3Rs funded work at three events this May.
Launch of the 2016 Public engagement awards
We are offering awards of up to £1,000 to support NC3Rs-funded researchers to engage the public with the 3Rs approaches
Experimental Design Assistant
Our online tool for in vivo researchers to improve their experimental design.
Improving the welfare of laboratory dogs
A blog exploring the research of Dr Laura Hall, winner of the 2015 3Rs Prize.

Pioneering Better Science


The NC3Rs is the UK's national organisation which leads the discovery and application of new technologies and approaches to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals for scientific purposes (the 3Rs).

We collaborate with scientists and organisations from across the life sciences sector, nationally and internationally, including universities, the pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer products industries, other research funders, and regulatory authorities.

We fund 3Rs research, training and career development, support open innovation and commercialisation of 3Rs technologies, and stimulate changes in policy, regulations and practice relating to the use of animals.

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Our open innovation programme supports the development of marketable products and improved business processes with 3Rs benefits.



Setting out the NC3Rs vision for the next ten years, the publication is divided into five inter-related areas; Practice, Procedures, People, Places and Policy. 

Click here to read our ten year vision, from 2015-2025.

Current funding

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We are accepting applications from current or previous recipients of NC3Rs funding schemes

A Special Interest Group to connect technology developers with the business community in the development of non-animal technologies (NATs) for improved efficacy and safety testing.